Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has said that her longtime boyfriend Jason Statham keeps her from getting swept away by the Hollywood lifestyle.

The 27-year-old star told Harper's Bazaar: "That's what makes being with an Englishman out there so great. I mean, we live in Hollywood... It would be easy to lose touch with reality."

Despite having a happy home with the Expendables 3 star in Hollywood, Huntington-Whiteley confessed she does find it difficult to be so far away from her family back in England.

"I battle with wanting to be closer to my family, wanting to call my brother on a Sunday and ask him to come around and watch The X Factor, or be there to support my sister, or go shopping with my mum. Not being able to do that can get me down," she said.